The C of Aussie Slang

Cactus – Ruined, finished

Can – Toilet

Cane Toad – A toad that lives in Queensland, a person who hails from Queensland

Cane Toad

Can’t take a trick – Someome who is always a loser

Cakehole – Mouth

Cask – Cheap wine in a box with a plastic bladder inside

Cark it – To die

Cat burying shit, as busy as a – Busy

Cat’s piss, as mean as  – Mean, stingy, uncharitable

Captain Cook – To have a look

Cheerio – Goodbye

Chewie – Chewing gum

Chin Wag – Conversation, chat

Chips – French Fries

Chippie – Carpenter

Choke a darkie – To have a poo, defecate

Chokkie – Chocolate

Choof off – To leave, to go (choof off mate – another way of telling someone to bugger off)

Chook – Chicken, hen, fowl

Chrissie – Christmas

Chuck – Throw, discard, or vomit

Chuck a browneye – To pull down your pants, pull your butt cheeks apart and show off your anus

Chuck a sickie – Take the day off sick from work when you’re perfectly healthy

Chuck a spass – Gettin pretty mad and making sure everyone around knows just how mad you are by expressing it in a loud vocal manner

Chuck a U-ie – Make a U-turn

Chunder – Vomit, spew, puke

Circle work – Donuts or marble rings performed in your car, especially your ute

Clacker – Anus (from Latin cloaca = sewer). Also the single orifice of monotremes (platypus and echidna) used both for reproduction and for the elimination of body wastes.


Clayton’s – Fake, poor substitute

Cleanskin – Bottle of wine without a label. Usually bought in bulk by companies who then add their own personalised label and use the wine as e.g. gifts to clients

Cleanskin – Cattle that have not been branded, earmarked or castrated.

Click – Kilometre – “it’s 10 clicks away”

Clucky – Feeling broody or maternal

Coathanger – Sydney Harbour Bridge

Cobber – Mate, friend, offsider, buddy

Cockie – 1) Cockroach 2) Cockatoo 3) Farmer (cow cocky, wheat cocky)

Sulpur Crested Cockatoo
Palm Cockatoo
Major Mitchell Cockatoo

Cockroach – Some who hails from New South Wales

Coldie – A beer

Come a gutser – Make a bad mistake, have an accident

Compo – Worker’s Compensation, accident insurance

Coo-ee – A call to locate someone in the bush – cccccccccccccooooooooeeeeeeeeeeee

Cook (noun) – One’s wife

Cop it sweet – To accept admonishment without complaint

Corker – Something excellent. A good stroke in cricket might be described as a ‘corker of a shot’

Corroboree – An aboriginal dance festival

Counter lunch/Countery – pub lunch

Couch – Sofa, lounge chair

Couch potato  – Someone who watches a lot of Television while sitting on a couch

Cow Cockie – A person who comes from the outback/bush

Cozzie – Swimming costume

Bondi Beach babes in cozzies

Crack a fat – To get an erection

The guy on the left has ‘cracked a fat’ – maybe in reaction to the Bondi babes in their cozzies

Crack onto (someone) – To hit on someone, pursue someone romantically

Cranky – In a bad mood, angry

Crash – Go to sleep/bed

Crash hot – Awesome, fantastic

Cream (verb) – Defeat by a large margin

Crikey – An exclamation of surprise – Steve Irwin (The Crocodile Hunter) made the expression famous before he carked it…

Crim – Criminal

Croc – Crocodile

Australian Saltwater Crocodile

Crock – Nonsense, load of rubbish

Crook – 1) sick 2) thief, crim

Crow eater – A person who hails from South Australia

Cry Ruth – Vomit. puke, spew

Cuppa – Cup of tea

Cushie – Easy, no problem

Cut Snake – (mad as a cut snake)- Pissed off, upset


The A of Aussie Slang

The B of Aussie Slang

The D of Aussie Slang

The E of Aussie Slang

The F of Aussie Slang

The G of Aussie Slang

The H of Aussie Slang


  1. You have definitely added a wicked one with the C’s Jo I have enjoyed reading this one and will need to call back later today and view those videos, there are lots of comical wordings in this bunch so thank you for taking the time to add these for us, it is much appreciated my wickedly nice friend 🙂 I hope that you are having a fun time today Jo 🙂

    Androgoth XXx


      1. I thought that I had missed the C’s but nooooo I have already
        commented on this one 🙂 Of course I will be back to catch up
        you know… How do you mean when? 🙂 lol

        Well when I get chance of course 😉 lol
        Have a lovely day today Jo and be good 🙂

        Androgoth XXx


  2. Hey, Jo guess ye be busy as a cat burying shit writing up these A to Z’s…RFOTFLMAO
    …and I be needin’ more down time to enjoy them 😀

    Hear ye, hear ye: New musical comedy time & Aaaaarrrrrh, an’ I got meself a major role, I ‘ave 😀


    1. 1

      Congratulations Em – of course they’d give you a major role – all that talent can not be left latent and unused. I am so proud of you – well proud that I can brag about knowing you…hehehehehe

      When do we get to see a video of your performance ???


      1. THANKS Jo. Don’t know how you do it, come up with these perfect occasion videos clips…LOL! Er, video performance…hmmm…now there’s fodder for thought! Have a great day my friend ;-D


  3. Amazing dictionary of slang words. Don’t think I’d understand you if you were to string a lot of them together in a conversation. Wow! Wonder if I could do that with Hawaiian words. Sorrowfully I’m not as adept at my native language as you are at yours. Bravo! BTW…know any gorgeous hunks you could introduce to my ballerina daughter? Of course they’d have to be sweet too. ha, ha. 🙂


    1. Well – I would have offered up my gorgeous, sweet, clever, and funny son – but he has a girlfriend now (who is just as gorgeous, sweet, clever and funny), so I’ll keep my eyes open and let you know…hehehe
      You’ve given me an idea for a post – all in Aussie slang. Oh what fun !!!


  4. You are leaving no stone unturned with this one. Im thinking if I can’t figure out australain, I could just wing it by adding an ie or a y to every other word. What if you made a story using as many c words as possible from the list. Wait, nevermind, knowing you, you probaly COULD manage it. LoL
    Intersting about those animal orifises. I never knew that. How interesting.


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